ITF Press Liberate, January 21, 2020
Robert Farah has been provisionally suspended below Article 8.3.1(c) of the 2019 Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (the “Programme”), pending resolution of the rate towards him at a complete listening to pursuant to Article Eight of the Programme.
Mr. Farah, a 32-year-old participant from Colombia, equipped a urine pattern as a part of an Out-of-Pageant checking out venture on 17 October 2019. That pattern used to be despatched to the International Anti-Doping Company (“WADA”) accepted laboratory in Montreal, Canada for research, and used to be discovered to comprise Boldenone and its metabolite. Boldenone is a Non-Specified substance, which is unlawful below class S1 of the 2019 WADA Prohibited Checklist (Anabolic Brokers), and subsequently could also be prohibited below the Programme. Certain checks for Non-Specified Components lift a compulsory Provisional Suspension.
On 11 January 2020, Mr. Farah used to be charged with an Anti-Doping Rule Violation below Article 2.1 of the Programme (presence of a Prohibited Substance in a Participant’s Pattern) and used to be Provisionally Suspended with impact from 21 January 2020. Mr. Farah had (and keeps) the appropriate to use to the Chair of the Impartial Tribunal convened to listen to his case why the Provisional Suspension must now not be imposed, however has selected to not workout that proper thus far.